Moniliformis

Moniliformis

(mō-nil'i-fōr'mis),
A genus of the class (or phylum) Acanthocephala, the thorny-headed worms. Moniliformis dubius, the common spiny-headed worm of house rats, is transmitted by infected cockroaches, Periplaneta americana; a few infections in humans have been reported. Moniliformis moniliformis is a species normally found in rodents and is a rare parasite of humans.
[L. monile, necklace, + forma, appearance]

Mo·nil·i·for·mis

(mō-nil'i-fōr'mis)
A genus of thorny-headed worms. A few infections in humans have been reported.
[L. monile, necklace, + forma, appearance]
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A single male specimen of the acanthocephalan Moniliformis clarki (Ward) was recovered from the small intestine of one mouse.
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Bierhorst (1969) similarly reported difficulty in distinguishing between subterranean gametophytes and sporophytes of the fern Stromatopteris moniliformis.
moniliformis because along with its large cell size it proceeded to rapidly form into dense mats with chains exceeding 5 cm in length, The large blooms of M.
Rat-bite fever due to Streptobacillus moniliformis.
Two recent cases of fatal Streptobacillus moniliformis infection--or rat-bite fever--underscore the importance of considering this diagnosis in sick patients with rat exposures, and also the need to prevent infection among those with routine rat exposures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dogs as vectors of Streptobacillus moniliformis infection?
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